Project Management Basics

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Do you manage projects, or want to enter a new project management role? This online course is ideally suited for anyone looking to better manage their projects for work, including junior project managers, business owners or those looking to start out in project management.

In 15 engaging lessons you will learn how to effectively manage projects from start to finish through a range of topics including project initiation and closeout, scope, schedule and resource planning, project execution and control plus more.


  • Learn to manage your projects more effectively.
  • Get a better understanding of project management principles.
  • Based on The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017.
  • Use this as a stepping stone to embark on a project management career.
  • Earn 7.5 PDUs or contact hours toward your Project Management education for certification with PMI.

If you already have some experience with project management or you’re looking for something more in-depth, try our courses for Team Members, Business Professionals or Engineers. If you'd like to know everything - from beginner to advanced lessons, then Project Management for Experts is for you. And if you’re preparing for the PMP® Exam, look no further than PMP® Certification Training.

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Skill level: Beginner
Certificate: Yes
Lessons: 15
Accredited by: CPD
Pre-requisites: None
Video duration: 1h 14m
Estimated study time: 7h 30m for all materials

Accreditations and approvals

CPD - The CPD Certification Service. PMI - Project Management Institute



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Triple Constraint

Understand the inter-relationship between the triple constraints on a project of scope, schedule, and resources.


Project Leader

Know the role and responsibilities of the project leader.



Know how to identify stakeholders and understand how they measure project success.


Project Lifecycle

Understand the phases of a project lifecycle and know how to approach a predictive project versus an adaptive project.


Project Boundaries

Learn how to quickly identify project boundaries using the W questions.


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Deliverables Deployment

Learn how to identify project tasks and activities using the deliverables deployment technique.


Milestone Schedule

Understand when and how to use a milestone schedule on a project.  Learn how to create a milestone schedule. 


Gantt Chart

Understand when and how to use a Gantt chart on a project.  Learn how to create a Gantt chart.


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Project Budget

Understand what is normally shown in a project budget.  Learn how to create a time-phased project budget.


Positive and Negative Risk

Understand the difference between positive and negative risk.  Learn the major steps of project risk management. 


Team Building

Learn the characteristics of a project core team and understand the stages of a  team building lifecycle.


Communication Management

Understand the characteristics of the major categories of project communication.  Know the communication constraints typically encountered on project. 



Learn how to create and use a project dashboard to communicate project status with both management and your project team.


Management Reviews

Understand the purpose of a project management review and learn how to prepare for one.


Stakeholder Acceptance

Understand how to gain stakeholder acceptance during project closeout and learn how to create and use a Punch List.

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